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The University of Manchester MSc International Fashion Retailing
The University of Manchester

MSc International Fashion Retailing

Manchester, United Kingdom

12 Months


Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 12,000 / per year *


* UK students. International, including EU, students per annum: £26,000


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Course overview

  • Specialise in fashion retailing and strengthen your strategic business skills for a career in a substantial, competitive sector.
  • Undertake an extensive research project and deepen your knowledge in an area of your interest.
  • 80% of our research activity was defined as `internationally excellent' or `world leading' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Course description

The International Fashion Retailing programme is one of three MSc Fashion Business programmes. Depending on your career aspirations and personal interests, we recommend that you also consider our MSc in International Fashion Marketing and our MSc in International Fashion Retailing (Entrepreneurship and Innovation). International Fashion Marketing is a good option if you are interested in advertising, promotions, brand management and any other aspect of marketing. In contrast, International Fashion Retailing focuses more on retail, sales, and operations management. The further option is International Fashion Retailing (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) which is similar to International Fashion Retailing but emphasises how change and innovation can be managed within organisations and is also designed for those who wish to start their own business. Please note: you should only apply for one of these Fashion courses.

Our exciting and innovative International Fashion Retailing master's course aims to equip the global fashion-retail managers of the future with skills in omnichannel retailing, technology and international business strategy. You will be joining a community of creative innovators who want to challenge their potential and make an impact on the fashion world.

The course will teach you how to be adaptive and will equip you with the managerial and subject know-how that will enable you to innovate and create original and attractive products and services for an increasingly competitive international market. You will explore the evolution of retail from traditional 'bricks and mortar' stores through to the contemporary omnichannel strategy, and examine growth strategies and innovation in the global fashion and retail industry.

The wide range of industry-relevant themes provide you with the opportunity to learn from insider experience including gaining an in-depth understanding of the fashion consumer and fashion retail channels to market. You will develop critical skills such as strategic retail management processes that will support your future career in the contemporary international fashion business environment.

This course is suitable for students from most academic backgrounds and equips graduates with the necessary management skills vital for a career in the fast-paced world of international fashion retailing.


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